Apple released firmware 1.1.4 today. There appears nothing new visibly so I guess the changes are bug fixes and perhaps addition in preparation for the much anticipated SDK. Anyhoo…, it’s always nice to have the “latest” so I decided to jailbreak my 1.1.3 iPod touch to 1.1.4. In fact, since I never actually detail how it is done via the ZiPhone GUI method, here goes:
Mar 1 Update: IMPORTANT: The current ZiPhone GUI version 2.5 runs on Intel & PowerPC Mac and Windows PC to jailbreak *most* 8GB iPod touch, *some* 16GB, and won’t work on the 32GB model. Do *NOT* attempt to jailbreak with the ZiPhone method unless your iPod touch is the petite 8GB model. The Official Dev Team GUI method, outlined here, is still the best jailbreaking for all other iPod touch.
PART A (FOR MAC OS X) – DOWNLOAD THE FIRMWARE FILE
- First, let’s get a copy of the version 1.1.4 firmware file using the Terminal.app. Yes, no funky Safari or even Firefox. The faithful Terminal.app provides the best error-free download. So launch Terminal, and then copy & paste the following long-line of text into your Terminal (it looks like this.) Hit Enter to start.
curl http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/iPod/SBML/osx/bundles/061-4312.20080226.Btu45/iPod1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw -o iPod1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw -#
If the process aborts for whatever reason, make sure you delete the incomplete file from your Home folder first before you try again.
- You can Quit the Terminal once the percentage progress indicator shows 100%. The firmware file is now in your Home folder.
PART A (FOR WINDOWS) – DOWNLOAD THE FIRMWARE FILE
So let’s download them using Internet Explorer (or your favorite browser):
Firmware version 1.1.4 – Download (Exactly 173,519,589 bytes)
The resulting files should be named “iPod1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw”. Do not decompress or manipulate them in any way, such as allowing your anti-virus/ anti-spyware/ anti-mac program to clean/billgatize the downloads. Double-check the file size before you proceed any further.
PART B – PREPARING THE IPOD TOUCH
The first thing we need to do is Restore the iPod touch to firmware 1.1.4. Read it carefully, I said “Restore”. I didn’t say “Update” so don’t you click on the “Update” button in your iTunes — it doesn’t work for a jailbroken iPod touch.
So, how do we Restore to firmware 1.1.4? We must prepare the iPod touch to accept the firmware 1.1.4 file by entering the Device Firmware Upgrade mode. If you skip the DFU Mode, you will get the famous Unknown Error 1602 or Unknown Error 1 later on. The DFU Mode is *not* the same as “Recovery Mode“.
Here’s how to put your iPod touch in DFU Mode:
- Connect your iPod touch to your running iTunes.
- Press and hold-down both the Power and Home buttons. Shortly after, the Red Power Slider should appear — do not slide it!
- Release the Power Button (but keep holding down the “Home” button) after the iPod touch’s screen turns blank
- Release the Home button when you see this pop-up message. Click on “Check”, and dismiss the next pop-up message by clicking “OK”. The iPod touch’s screen is still blank.
- Carry on to PART C.
PART C – RESTORING IPOD TOUCH TO FIRMWARE 1.1.4
- Now go back to iTunes. Press and hold the Option key (Shift Key for PC) and click on the “Restore” button. After that, select the firmware file you downloaded in PART A. If you get “Unknown error 1602″ or “Unknown error 1″, do not pawn yourself and cry foul that you followed this guide exactly — you didn’t.
- After restoration, iTunes should offer you these screens. Make sure you (1) select “Set up as a new iPod”, and click (2) Continue. Now untick (3) “Automatically sync songs to my iPod”. Click opn (4) “Done” after that. Next, un-tick (5) “Open iTunes when this iPod is connected” and click on (6) “Apply”. Finally, click on (7) “Sync”. Click it 3 times.
PART D – JAILBREAK 1.1.4 USING ZIPHONE GUI METHOD
At this point, your iPod touch is factory fresh virgin that does not contain any media nor traces of your old jailbreaking attempts. You did all the above Steps to ensure that.
It’s ready for ZiPhone Jailbreak:
As of writing, ZiPhone GUI 2.4 works great on any 8GB, running Leopard and the latest iTunes 7.6.1. It is reported it’ll work on *some* 16GB iPod touch but definitely doesn’t work on a 32GB model.
- Download ZiPhone from Zibri’s blog (direct download link).
- Decompress the downloaded file, and run ZiPhone; tick the “Jailbreak (iPhone or iTouch)” option and click on Start.
- Your iPod touch should be jailbroken in no more than 2 minutes — the actual jailbreaking takes only 45 seconds!
- After ZiPhone is done, your iTunes might once again offers you these familiar screens. Please repeat the seven steps.
- Your iPod touch is jailbroken and running firmware 1.1.4. Congrats.
iSpazio has a nice guide on how to get your 1.1.4 iPod touch loaded with essential apps. Please go read it.
Enjoy your iPod touch! Don’t forget to install the handsome Gee Theme!
Feb 28 Insert: 1.1.4 SUMMERBOARD PATCH BY ISPAZIO.NET
The current Summerboard version 3.1-1 doesn’t want to install itself in firmware 1.1.4, even though it runs just fine. iSpazio.net has a spanking new package that fools Summerboard into thinking it is installing into a 1.1.3 firmware iPod touch. It works very elegantly and doesn’t harm anything.
You can find the “1.1.4 Summerboard Patch” package under the “iSpazio Unlock Tools” category. Be sure to quit the Installer first before you re-launch Installer again to install Summerboard. You should Uninstall the patch after installing Summerboard. If you don’t, you can continue to fool other 1.1.3-only (but runs fine in 1.1.4) apps into installing in your iPod touch, such as some of Erica Sudan’s utilities.